STAGE TUBE: The Cast of Mary Poppins Performs On Dancing With The Stars
Dancing With The Stars celebrated their 200th Episode with a special performance by the cast of Mary Poppins.
The special 90-minute results show topped the primetime schedule on Tuesday. According to preliminary figures from Nielsen, "Dancing With the Stars" averaged 16.8 million viewers overall from 8 to 9:30 p.m., beating the competition.
Mary Poppins' tap dancers impressed the audience and judges with "Step In Time," and at the end Caroline Sheen (Mary Poppins) flexed her flying skills.
This performance marked the second time that "Dancing With The Stars" has hosted a Disney on Broadway musical. Last year, the cast of THE LION KING performed "Circle of Life," the largest act ever to take to the "Dancing with the Stars" stage.
MARY POPPINS is produced for the stage by Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh. With four productions currently running on three continents, MARY POPPINS is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge from London or New York in recent years. Worldwide to date, the show has grossed over $447 million and welcomed over 6 million guests. There are two productions of MARY POPPINS playing domestically. The Broadway production opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on November 16, 2006 and has been seen by over 2.4 million theatergoers and the North American tour began its acclaimed run in March 2009. In addition, MARY POPPINS can also be seen at the Circus Theatre in Scheveningen, Holland, outside of Amsterdam, and in Melbourne, Australia at Her Majesty's Theatre. For tickets and more information, visit www.MaryPoppins.com.
Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke ("Dancing with the Stars" Season 7 champion), celebrities perform choreographed dance routines, which are judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
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"Dancing with the Stars" is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade is co-executive producer. Alex Rudzinski directs. "Dancing with the Stars" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the U.S., BBC Worldwide Productions, one of BBC Worldwide's seven core businesses, is based in Los Angeles and New York. It is responsible for the smash hit "Dancing with the Stars" and develops scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks.